August 25, 2021 — A lawsuit has been filed by a woman from Seattle, Washington, who was burned by a Bella Pressure Cooker that exploded when she opened the lid.
The plaintiff, Lisa D., claims that she was severely burned on May 24, 2018, as a result of a defective Bella 5-Quart Pressure Cooker (Model Number JY-PC20US-5P), which is manufactured by Sensio Inc.
According to the lawsuit, opening the lid on the pressure cooker allowed “its scalding hot contents to be forcefully ejected from the pressure cooker” and onto her body, which resulted in “serious and substantial burn injuries.”
She blames her injuries on the failure of a “safety valve,” which did not actually keep her safe, despite being advertised as an “extremely safe and secure locking system.”
Furthermore, the owner’s manual states that the “pressure cooker cannot be opened once pressure is reached,” despite the fact that she was able to easily open the lid when the cooker was still pressurized.
The lawsuit was filed against Sensio Inc. on May 20, 2021 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington (Seattle) — Case Number 2:21-cv-00664